Michael Mann Registered 14,962 Domains In 24 Hours
Apr 24, 2012 14:55
In a internet domain registering binge for 24 hours, Michael Mann registered 14,962 domains. And he plans to sell them to you and me at an inflated price. And just when you think how can one survive on that, his company manages to pull in over $400,000 a month.
Mann is a domain reseller and he's already set up shop since the late 1990s. He lucked out when he made $50,000 from selling a domain he originally purchased at $70 according to CNET. He's built a company called BuyDomains that he sold for 2005 for $80 million. His latest, is DomainMarket.com, a business that brings in $400,000 every month.
Most of his business is automated, and uses filters to pick out domain names based on Google friendly keywords. But in the end, it in Mann who chooses which domains to buy.
"We have a filter, but I'm the world's most efficient human filter for this sort of thing. I don't think anyone can read huge lists of domain names as quickly as I can and understand what they're reading. I'm a pattern reader. It's a huge pain in the ass, but it's what I do for a living."
In his last shopping spree, he bought domains like ChineseFoodCatering.com and BaptistChurchCamp.com and CeoHealthClub.com.
Will he be able to turn his outlay into profit anytime soon? [CNET]
In Iceland, it takes a really long time for the sun to set. Which is no surprise why this video is just so relaxing to watch. So zen. So satisfying. So beautiful. Watch it below. It's like time is moving so incredibly slowly here. Read more
No way. This actually happened. Pro surfer Maud Le Car is ranked #15 in the world, and among her other skills on a surfboard is surfing with a pair of high heels. Of course, she makes it look like a walk in the park, but I can only imagine how difficult this must be. Check it out below: Read more
If you haven't done the split in a long time, don't attempt to do one again without some practice. Especially, if you're on live TV. This woman found out the hard way, and it definitely looks like it hurts like hell. Check it out below: Read more